Dr. Daniele Rigamonte, director of the Department of Neurosurgery’s stereotactic radiosurgery at Johns Hopkins, shares his vast knowledge of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus in a newly published book, “Adult Hydrocephalus.” In the book he sites a 2007 study he led that highlights the potential national cost savings to proper timely diagnosis of NPH by the medical community.
March 10, 2014, marks the 50th anniversary of the recognition of NPH as a distinct medical condition, allowing countless people access to the treatment needed to return to active lifestyles after possibly years of living with misdiagnosed dementia. Join the Hydrocephalus Association as we commemorate this year.
Roxana Ramos became a Hydrocephalus Association Support Group leader to connect her brother to others that have hydrocephalus, only to realize family members benefit, as well. As we continue our interview series commemorating our 30th anniversary, we sit down with Roxana to talk about her motivation behind her volunteer position and the value her service brings to the hydrocephalus community.
A research study finds gravitational shunt valves significantly reduced the incidence of overdrainage in shunted idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) patients.
As we continue our interview series in commemoration of the Hydrocephalus Association’s 30th anniversary, we sit down with Phyllis Rogers, who is in her 10th year chairing the Denver WALK, as she reflects on her drive to continue to chair the WALK and her hopes for the future of the Hydrocephalus Association.
Codman announced yesterday that it has made a proactive decision to recall any CERTAS™ programmable valves still in stock at hospitals and medical facilities. According to Codman, this recall was not initiated as a result of reported problems with the shunt in patients.
I was diagnosed with Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) after over 15 years of experiencing a slow progression of seemingly inexplicable mental and physical decline. Thanks to the Hydrocephalus Association and my medical team, I was able to learn more about Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus and pursue treatment.
As the holidays are approaching and technology gadgets become the “gift to give”, there has been a concern about shunts and the use of tablets (iPads, Galaxy tablet…etc.) in the recent years. Can they change the shunt’s setting?